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Whirlpool AWZ 8578 - does not stop, always needs manual switch off

I have a Whirlpool AWZ 8578 dryer that just runs and runs and runs ..... does not stop on any of the timer or sensor drying settings. It heats up and dries ok but has to be stopped manually! What's wrong?? Its about 4 years old.

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These symptoms most usually are a bad timer/control. If the dial turns all by itself, and continues to turn by itself like a clock does, it is likely a timer/control must be replaced. Same results if it will not advance by itself either.
You could type in "Sears Parts" for the new part, typing in your complete model number. If you wished to try a used control, after obtaining a part number, you could type that in to "e-bay" and see what you find in new or used parts there. I do.
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you need to replace a t-stat. one of your t-stats are blown. im drawing a blank but its the one with four terminals on it

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SOURCE: On sensor dry, dryer remains at 1 minute for hours...will not shut off automatically

Check your venting. Insure it is not clogged as this can cause the unit to stick at 6min mark. Just before the cool down period.

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Hi thanks for the question. the problem could be the thermal fuse located at the back . remove back panel. on the air duct . a small piece of plastic with 2 blue wires to it . replace the thermal fuse thanks .the appliance doc

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blower wheels will get loose in dryers. Sometimes they will get a whole lump of lint in them or you can hear a rattling noise in the dryer, this is the blower wheel, its worn out and it can cause the fuse to blow too,or it can half *** work and take fifty forever's to dry the clothes.Or it could be just that the dryer needs a good blowing out .I use a lawn blower to get all the lint out of the dryer as well as the vent pipe and vent to outside. I take the filter HOUSING out and wash it also. That is, I remove the housing and clean is good! Making sure that the dryer is properly flowing air is a good thing!

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The timer has gone out,replace the timer with a new one.

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